Bristol County, Ma., Sheriff Thomas Hodgson is offering to ship his inmates off to the southern border to help President-elect Donald Trump build a massive wall, the Boston Herald reports. “We need to turn this country around and put law and order back in place,” Hodgson said. He’s proposing to send “eight to 10” inmates with a guard to help build a wall along the Mexican border. He said he has sent his pitch to Trump’s transition team. He has been told by other sheriffs across the U.S. they are ready to join in.
“A lot of the sheriffs across the nation want to use this resource,” Hodgson said. “This is a chance for us to save taxpayers’ money. It’s long overdue.” He said the inmates could add the work they do to their resumes. “It’s job training and more,” he said. Hodgson said the idea comes out of Project N.I.C.E., which stands for National Inmates Community Endeavors, a federal prison work program used to help those in need after natural disasters and more. “Project N.I.C.E. extends beyond rebuilding cities and towns to nationwide projects that have a positive impact on our communities and public safety. Projects like President-elect Donald Trump’s border wall,” Hodgson said.